The last day of the World Cup Finals, is contested for the President’s Cup by the Mixed Teams. The Mixed Teams are nominated from different countries, as per their rankings in individual competitions. All the ten Indian shooters who participated in the 10 metre events were nominated with a different partner. Indian shooters won five out of a total of six medals possible in the President’s Cup.
India’s performance in the World Cup Finals has been outstanding. https://www.sportysaikat.com/india-beats-china-in-china-sportysaikat-com/. They finished on top of the medals table in the individual competitions, and also won five medals in the President’s Cup.They won both Golds and Silvers in the President’s Cup and one bronze medal also.
After this performance of the shooters at the World Cup, the confidence of the Indian shooters for participation in Olympics will be very high. https://www.sportysaikat.com/big-test-for-india-at-shooting-world-cup-finals-sportysaikat-com/. https://www.sportysaikat.com/good-test-event-for-olympic-shooting-medal-hopefuls-sportysaikat-com/ This tournament did not have any quota places on offer, but still since it was contested by the shooters who had won medals and performed consistently throughout the year,hence winning here was important. In Olympics, India’s competition will be mostly this same group of shooters.
India has won 15 Olympic quota places, and they can start in 10 events. They will hope that some more shooters may earn quotas through the World Ranking after the end of qualification cycle. India can participate in all 05 Rifle events,in 04 out of 05 Pistol events, and one Shotgun event. The next important schedule for Olympic preparation is the selection of the final team for Tokyo. Selection will only after completion of World Cup in March for all three- Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun. The NRAI has a selection criterion which will be followed. Shooters who do not meet the basic requirement of five scores, will have two Olympic qualification tournaments for registering scores. Thereafter the final preparation for Olympic participation starts.